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Address: Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
Phone Number: +44 1243 775888
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Lovely small museum...and FREE!

We stumbled upon this museum in a side street opposite the Cathedral - it needs a signpost on the House of Fraser side of the Street!! The museum also houses the Tourist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
LateGappers
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Christchurch England
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Christchurch England
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this museum in a side street opposite the Cathedral - it needs a signpost on the House of Fraser side of the Street!! The museum also houses the Tourist Information office. Entry was free but it really merited the donation requested. From Roman remains to Bronze age man and lots of fascinating stories and memorabilia, this was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited before lunch with an hour or so to spare and loved it. the Roman baths are well displayed and our highlights were the Murray exhibition (Nelson's right hand man and so unknown!) and the story of the LSA. The film that went with the LSA history was fascinating and well done. Lots to see and well worth another... More 

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1 Thank JRCW
Chichester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the Novium, from the Roman ruins to really interesting local artifacts it is a great place to spend an afternoon - and it is FREE!! Add to this the latest exhibition about Admiral Sir George Murray, a true local hero, you have a wonderful recipe! Bravo.

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1 Thank Wicko88
Horsham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Novium is a small museum located in a new modern building, just a few minutes walking from the cathedral. The place is quite small but I think I have learnt quite a lot and the entry is free. The gallery on the first floor is quite well organized, with a timeline and objects grouped by era. The gallery on... More 

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1 Thank Resiak85
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We spent a splendid few hours wandering around this lovely museum. The roman bath is amazing and the history of the area is very interesting. Lots of interactive things for kids to do. Well laid out over 3 floors. We learnt quite a bit and will go back again to spend a bit more time there.

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1 Thank sue f
Chichester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

On the 8th July 2012, a new museum was opened, relocated in Tower Street, Chichester. It was purpose built on piles over the excavated Roman Baths House, which lay underneath a car park. The Bath House would have been built in the mid first century AD and late 4th century AD. It is 5,500 square metres which is about the... More 

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Leicestershire, UK
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76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Some interesting detail and exhibition about the roman baths, the remnants of which can be viewed below the ground floor level. I particularly liked the first floor area where a range of artefacts were displayed in an intriguing way, with an eclectic mix of items in some of the cases brought together under a general 'title' such as 'sadness.' Made... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

*-+As a history teacher, I had been looking forward to visiting the Novium for some time and finally got the opportunity. Great website but it took me longer to go through it than to go around the museum. Oh dear! What a disappointment! I loved seeing the remains of the Roman baths but wasn't thrilled by the presentation - the... More 

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2 Thank don b
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I was disappointed to find the 2nd floor closed for work, although when I looked through the window there were no workmen and no sign of any work going on. Friendly male volunteer was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed listening to him, he certainly made up for the rather miserable lady at the reception desk.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We went on the walking tour on a sunny afternoon. Our tour guide took us around many different points and the tour last just over an hour, perhaps longer. Next time I'd love to go inside the museum- I've heard it's free!

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